Oh what a dress....

M elinda Perry offers bespoke and ready-to-wear bridal and special occasion gowns to the Mid North Coast of NSW and beyond. Employing contemporary and couture dressmaking methods Melinda works closely with you to create gowns that are truly loved.

The Process:
Designing and creating your beautiful dress begins with us discussing ideas, colours, shapes and looks that you love and that bring out your unique personality and style. The design concept is then refined and a final sketch is created. Fabrics, laces and any other embellishments are selected here. Around 4 fittings are required to complete the gown depending on the design complexity, and all aspects of production are carried out in studio. Fitting times are quite flexible, and weekend and evening appointments are generally available. All couture garments are original and custom made, so any design is achievable.

Couture bridal pricing is from $2300, which includes all fabrics, trims and embellishments as well as meetings and fittings. Made-to-measure gowns from the Melinda Perry range are from $2000. Enjoying the diversity of creativity, I may also accept requests that differ in nature from this and I do so at my will.

Initial Consults:
Initial consults are generally held here at the studio, but can sometimes be arranged to have at your home. This is a no-obligation consult. As the studio is private, all meetings are by appointment only. Although family members and friends are welcome to the studio, please keep this to a maximum of 1-2 people as the studio size limits more. Please bring along key dates, and all inspiration, ideas or magazine clippings that you have been collecting. Alternatively we can access your related pinterest board/s during the consult.

We look at fabrics early on in the process. If you wish to use your own, we can look at what you wish to use or purchase then. The fabric will need to be taken into consideration when designing your gown to make sure it is appropriate and good quality.

Please allow at least 4-6 months for a couture design to be produced - many laces, silks and eco-printed designs have substantial lead times for production and delivery. Contacting us sooner rather than later can help to avoid disappointment in times of high demand.

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